Russ Newbold

Leading the Historic Preservation and Restoration Division at SURFACE Design Architects, Russell has over 20 years of experience in the restoration and preservation of existing and historic building facades. This experience includes the restoration of traditional load bearing masonry structures dressed in stone, brick and terra cotta, cast iron façade assemblies, window replacement and restoration, glass and metal curtain wall assemblies, storefronts and waterproofing and roofing assemblies.

Russ has managed the façade restoration and maintenance of many large portfolio clients. These buildings demand a wide variety of technical services, including building condition surveys, forensic material deterioration investigations, leak investigations and the preparation of construction documents and the proper implementation of comprehensive restoration programs.

Over the course of his career, Russ has led preservation efforts for a wide range of architectural projects, including master plans for large federal building complexes, schools, urban planning projects, building envelope restorations and historic interiors.

Russ places great emphasis on serving as an advocate for historic structures and materials themselves, stressing appropriate and compatible conservation techniques. He has experience in a wide range of building types and preservation disciplines, and has devoted his career to the preservation of our architectural heritage, both through preservation and adaptive use.

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